Kazakhstan traditionally is one of the world’s largest grain producers and it mainly cultivate hard varieties of wheat with high gluten content, which is in great demand in the world market.
In general, during 2020 the sowing area of agricultural crops in Kazakhstan will increase by 237,700 ha in comparison with last year's figure of approximate amount 22.5 million hectares. Sowing area of grain and leguminous crops is expecting to be equal to the level of year 2019 (approx. 15.2 - 15.4 million hectares).
2020 is the first year when farmers in Kazakhstan tried the new fungicide PILARTEP (Pyraclostrobin 115g/L + Tebuconazole 230g/L SC) on the wheat. PILARTEP is one of the Pilarquim’s best-selling fungicides worldwide, as it provides strong, protective, and curative actions against an incredibly wide spectrum of fungi diseases (powdery mildew, rust, septoria, helminthosporiosis, spots, etc)
What’s more, PILARTEP could strengthen the photosynthesis, promote the conversion and utilization of organic materials of the plant, increase resistance to unfavorable environment, make the leaves greener, and thus, have a great impact on the improvement of wheat yields. Several field trials in Kazakhstan showed that fields treated with PILARTEP have higher yields. The minimum yield increase on the field in Kazakhstan where PILARTEP was applied is around two tons.
Pilarquim team on the wheat field
In addition, to improve own portfolio solutions for cereal segment, Pilarquim started registration trials of herbicide PILARDEN (Pinoxaden 50g/L + Cloquintocet-methyl 12.5g/L EC).
PILARDEN is indeed great tough mixed grasses control solution for both wheat and barley. In particular, it fights perfectly against such annual and gramineous weeds as wild oat, barnyard grass, foxtail, etc. Launching of the product is expected by the first quarter of 2022.
It’s necessary to admit that in 2020, Kazakhstan was expected to have a high level of pathogenicity. For example, the area of the possible spread of extremely dangerous pests (related to crop disease) in Kazakhstan is estimated at a rate of 3.7 million hectares. This assessment was announced on March 4 by the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan.
It was specified, that the area of cereal crops, which may be affected by diseases, is about 1.4 million hectares, the area of distribution of herd locusts could reach 553,000 ha, of the gray grain moth (Apamea anceps) – around 652,000 ha, and other pests (Hessian fly, shield bug, scarab beetle, cotton moth, spider mite, colorado potato beetle and mouse rodents) – 142,400 ha.
The newly launched insecticide PILARCLOTRIN (Lamda-cyhalothrin 135g/L + Clothianidin 145g/L ZC) will help to fight most of the above-mentioned pests. The product is an innovative mixture of two formulation types, in particular, capsulated suspension and suspension concentrate. This allowed the product to work faster, but at the same time with a prolonged time-frame of the protection period. First feedback on the application and effectiveness of the product from the farmers will be received during the season 2020. As for the states, field trials in 2018-2019, showed remarkable results against aphids, thrips, hessian fly and grain gray moth on wheat; Colorado beetle on potato, and effective against several kinds of locusts. The farmers will be pleased with the good cost performance of PILARCLOTRIN.
Potato field in Kazakhstan Plant cured with Pilarclotrin (thrips are dead)
Contrary to the traditional cereals market, Kazakhstan agriculture is continuing to develop new potential segments. One of the remarkable examples is oilseeds. The area under oilseeds, is projected to increase from 122,200 ha, to three million ha in year 2020.
To cover such a promising segment of the market, Pilarquim started the registration of insecticide PILARCLAIM (Emammectin benzoate 50 g/L SG). Targeted harmful organisms on rapeseed are Diamondback (cabagge) moth and crucifer flea beetle. The first year of field trials showed promising results at dosage rate 0.1-0-0.15 Lt/Ha.
Pilarquim team on the rapeseed field
In addition to rapeseed, the application of PILARCLAIM was tested on Cotton. Cotton is one of the important crops for the southern part of Kazakhstan. First year trials showed remarkable results in fighting cotton bollworm with recommended dosage 0.15-0.2 Lt/Ha. PILARCLAIM expected to be fully launched in Kazakhstan by the first quarter of 2022 and have big potential in the market as a value for money product.
Pilarquim is opened to share the quality and efficacy results of their product to the farmers. Continuous research on the field and the laboratories has ensured that Pilarquim will stay in the right direction on the market.